First Lady Florence Harding

David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls… read more

David Pietrusza and Katherine Sibley talked about the life and influence of first lady Florence Harding and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Florence Harding was influential in her husband’s career, especially in the 1920 election which was the first in which women could vote. It was notable as the last “front porch campaign.” She was involved in political appointments, re-opened the White House to the public and led tours, and resumed the Easter Egg Roll. One of her notable causes was veterans' affairs. When the “Teapot Dome” scandal erupted after President Harding’s death in office, she burned many of his papers in an effort to protect his legacy. She died soon after. 

An audio clip of Senator Warren Harding was played. Many silent film clips of the Hardings were played.

Video clips were shown of Sherry Hall giving a tour of the Harding home in Marion, Ohio.

This was the 20th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.” close

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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First Lady Florence Harding

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Program ID:
314527-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2013
Last Aired:
Dec 19, 2013

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  • Sep 30, 2013 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Oct 05, 2013 | 7:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2013 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 29, 2013 | 10:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 19, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 19, 2013 | 9:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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